Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Yasso Vanilla Chocolate Crunch Bars

[New for 2020] Continuing on my little blast of grabbing anything that said new, let's review a product type (Greek Froyo) that I havent had in almost five years but also something from a company I haven't had in 6 years (Yasso). Boy times flies.....

Yasso Vanilla Chocolate Crunch Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars
vanilla greek froyo with a chocolate coating that has crispy quinoa

"Vanill-ooh-la-la!" (points for the colorful wrapper)

Well, that's unexpected! Usually there are less bits than you see on the cover art, but here there are more. Sure, technically I can see thru the shell in certain spots, but it still amuses me quite a bit.

(ignore the green hued reflection on the right side)

Doh! I don't think I've seen that before... seriously, I can't think of a time where I've seen an air gap between the bar and the shell that big before. I'm a little afraid now...

I try to bite in.... and I get stuck. Oh that inner bar is solid, even after a few minutes of being outside for photos. I have to let it temper a bit more. Ofcourse, I'm impatient as always and try to push forward.

It softens up a bit, but I feel like I'm eating this wrong. I can either bite off the coating with it's unique crispy quinoa (which does work by the way), or trying to eat it all together with the very solid insides. I'm too impatient for this... and every time I try to take a bite, I risk losing more of the shell (it's not stuck to the bar so it flakes off and falls off pretty easily).

I'm going to hold off any serious judgement for now. It's not a bad bar, but I obviously need to let it temper next time and then get a proper analysis going.

On Second Scoop: tomorrow hopefully

Verdict?  (TBD)
Buy Again?  maybe!


Chime said...

I can relate to this so much. Waiting for ice cream to temper is the hardest part and I usually lose. xD

Erin said...

Would you say the size compares to Haagen Daz or Dove? The nutrition seems so good I wonder if it's half the size!

Mark said...

Putting quinoa in a frozen treat in an attempt to up its nutritional value? I am not falling for it.

Dubba Scoops said...

@Chime: yes!

@Erin: well it's Greek Froyo vs Premium ice cream. Haagen-Dazs bars are usually 3 fluid ounces and these are 2.65. So Yasso is 11% in size but only half the calories if you want to think about it that way.

@Mark: nah, I dont feel like it's trying to be overly hip or cool, it's just trying to be... I guess simple is a good word. If they wanted to bring true attention to it, it would be on the front of the box, not the back :)